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“Great camping, large pitch and next to beach” 4 of 5 stars
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1, rue des Nereides, 34307 Cap-d'Agde, Agde, France   |  
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“Great camping, large pitch and next to beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed during the period of the 3rd - 10th August 2013 camping. We had stayed in the naturist village in March 2013 and wanted to go back and save money, but have the beach and naturist holiday we enjoy.

We booked the trip direct with Rene Oltra via the internet which was very straight forward and paid a deposit and the rest on arrival. You will need a naturist card, but if you don't have one you just pay for it when you arrive, which was about 25 euros each. This card can be used at other resorts once you have one, which we stayed at another two naturist campsites on this trio and used our cards.

We took the P&O crossing from Dover to Calais and drove to Cap D'agde in one drive, which took 19 hours from Calais. We only had a 20 minute nap and stopped for about 10 minutes every 2 hours on the drive. The traffic was heavy in places as the route is also used by everyone else wanting to get to the south of France and Spain. Which is why we extended out trip by two days and camped twice on the way back so not to have to drive for so long.

On arrival to Rene Oltra it was about 20.30 hours and the lady at the main gate took our details and confirmed the plot number and we went onto the campsite and put our tent up. In the morning we went to the reception and paid for the outstanding amount which there are staff who speak a multiple of languages, which is displayed on their name bag which ones they speak. You get you rubber wrist band at this time which you hand back at the main gate when you leave. You must have this band on to get back into the campsite at all times, security at night will check when you come back in.

There is a cash point near to the main reception, washing machines are in all blocks around the campsite. There is a vegetable stall near to the main gate as well as pizza take away. In the middle of the campsite is a place to buy your daily bread, croissants, cakes etc. You can take away these items or you can get a breakfast for about 5 euros with coffee and site at tables. There is a shop next door to this that sales wine and cooked chicken. The prices are all cheap and did not feel that you were being taken for a rid because it was on the campsite.

The pitch is of a good size and for the money that you pay you get a lot for your money. There is electric and water on the pitch and each pitch has edges to divide them up. We found everyone to be friendly who you were next to or walked past and no one kept us up late or were noisy during our stay.

My only complaint was the showers and the toilets, but some of the blocks are new and have better facilities. The block in Luna (road name) were all old and were in need of a bit of work done to them. The water in the showers were ever to hot to get under or so cold you did not want to shower, they could do with a temperature in between. The showers were not the best for there jet and it took a while to get all the sand and bubbles off when getting showered. The sinks only had cold water in them and no plugs, so take your own if required. Each sink has a mirror and a power point, so you can dry your hair, lighting is not good so walked round to find out near to a light. The toilets in the block were old and were a stand on two marks and a hole in the floor. I have used these before and used a hole in the ground while serving in the army, but I am not to keen on them and you never feel clean when using them, but hay when in France do as the French. We did find other new blocks which had much better toilets and showers, which were normal sit down toilets, near to the side gate going to the beach.

The site is very quiet and was a great place to stay and we will go back. The walk to the beach takes 5 minutes or if you have a bike you can chain them up at the beach, which most people do. The beach is great and if you take children I would not take your children past the sun beach bar as this is the location the sex acts take place. The location past the sun beach bar are mainly couples and a lot are just there to watch and some will take part in a multiple of sexual acts, to be seen. We sunbathed here every day and are open minded and saw a lots of sex taking place, but don't be put off by this, it is great to be part of it that is what you like.

On leaving the campsite you will need to confirm to the main gate that you have paid so have your booking receipt with you and hand back your rubber wrist band.

Great holiday, love going to this location and will return back here again on another trip.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

back again as this is the only campsite on the naturist village.
Things are going from bad to worse we arrived to find we were in the middle of a building site the new pearl cabins were being finished for the first guests. They have had all winter to do this why did we have to endure concrete mixers and all the other building and landscaping work. and we didn't know this would be going on. We had pitched on the saturday only to find on the monday morning we awoke to large vehicles driving by our pitch.
We will come back as our friends will be there in the village but will not stay as long as there are still dirty toilets unemptied rubbish bins wish there was another campsite so we didn't have to endure such poor conditions

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

My second time this camping
Last time we were two couples in a large room.
This year I made a reservation for room call: Chalet Olympe 2 pers
The room itself with bathroom and shower [no door, only a curtain] but the bed is located on the second floor and rise to a very steep ladder.
We, at 52-56 age, it was very difficult to get up.
The bed was very uncomfortable with the socket in the middle.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Poole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We have visited CHM Rene Oltra at Cap d’Agde three times now with our touring caravan. We have always really enjoyed staying there. The pitches are large and level. The staff are mostly very efficient and polite and speak many languages. There are many ground staff that use golfing buggies to get around, the grounds are well kept, with well watered nice trees and flowers. The many toilet blocks are modern and we found no issues with shower temperature. The toilets when cleaned are fine, and they only issue with cleanliness is some campers not being so clean themselves, and not leaving the toilets as they found them (ie they don’t even flush the toilet), the staff try hard to keep ahead of these issues, and if you don’t fine any of the many toilets in the nearest block clean enough, you can always find another block a short walk away. The beach area is flanked by two restaurants, which are excellent, not that expensive and a daily changing menu, it is also lovely to sit on a towel in the restaurants without clothes. There is also a café in the middle of the site, selling snacks, coffee, tea, beer, freshly baked bread and crossants. Security is good, getting into the site is via only three entrances, the main road route is manned 24/7, and you won’t get in without your wrist band or reservation. The other two entrances are from the beach and mostly have security staff present. The campers looks out for each other and we felt totally safe in the area. There are a few other shops on site, and entertainment for children and adults. I would recommend you take some anti mosquito spray and bite cream, as they can be a bit of a pain. It is a large campsite, be prepared to have a fair walk to get anywhere, bikes, that can be hired locally are useful. Would we go back again, absolutely tomorrow, we love it there.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

the campsite has not improved for campers, the toilets are often unusable they can be very dirty and are not cleaned often enough, for the amount of use they get, don't know what we would do if we hadn't our own in the van. the showers cold or scalding, they are wasting a lot of water hot and cold while you try to regulate the temperature or run into the next one along to rinse off. some of the shower blocks are better than others you need to look around .some of the pitches can be quite uneven and some are prone to flooding when it rains heavily
if you stay in a chalet you would not have to worry about the facilities, but many people prefer there own home on wheels or under canvas and so endure the awful facilities to enjoy the good bits it is wonderful to just be able to walk from the site onto the beach without having to get dressed, there is no swimming pool, so not too many kids, so holidays can be quite peaceful on the site,but if you want to see life you can go into the town it is lively and bustling full of many different nationalities and lifestyles. then back to the site for peace and tranquillity.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

I do read good reviews on Cap D'Adge, especially those who are here for an alternative holiday. You can basically fulfill most things here, however, many people are blinded by their excitement and especially new people to the area, who have never seen anything like it.
Whereas alternative lifestyle is acceptable here with most of the area dedicated to swingers and nudism the actual Rene Oltra camp site is very poor, with poor facilities and bad attitude from the staff.
The showers are over used and often cold, some have no lighting and others, despite being cleaned often remain dirty and smelly. Late at night they can be frequented by drunken campers and often are very poor and unclean.
The staff at reception are ok but not much more than that. The security staff are appalling. They are unhelpful, rude and arrogant. Often parts of the camp site are unmanned, so anyone can get on the camp site.
Overall, the experience is poor, the area is fun but very very dirty and dated. I am amazed at how many people speak well of the area, when clearly it would be shut down in the UK. Health and Safety does not exist here, with roads poorly repaired and buildings shabby and dated.
We will come back because we enjoy the lifestyle but we will not expect anything more than an expensive, poor camp site with poor facilities.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about CHM Rene Oltra

Address: 1, rue des Nereides, 34307 Cap-d'Agde, Agde, France
Location: France > Languedoc-Roussillon > Herault > Agde > Cap-d'Agde
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Ranked #13 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Cap-d'Agde
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Chm Rene Oltra Hotel Cap-d`Agde
CHM Rene Oltra France/Herault

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